In the coming weeks family members of those struggling with an opioid addiction will be able to administer the antidote to their loved ones while they wait for professional help to arrive.
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, will be made available to county residents through the Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) program coming to the county on Nov. 15.
The statewide program is being held in other counties as well, and will provide kits that include two doses of Narcan to those who participate.
The program is being offered locally through the Family Recovery Center in Lisbon, which has joined together with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Columbiana County Health Department.
The program is focused on opioid overdose reversal through training and education, as well as providing the Narcan, which is generally used by first responders and police.